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investigation.. into how it all started. bringing some closure to a fi funeral today a bay area family wakes up to smoke and fire up. investigation into how it started. >> bringing closure to a fishing tragedy. the funeral today for a central valley man. good morning. we have been seeing that drizzle all week long. we have seen the fog rolling n when is it going away? >> it's soon. it's going to go away soon, i promise. but still seeing some cloud cover out there this morning. temperatures when low average 10 to 15 degrees. so of it topping out at 60. oakland at 63. san jose and concord at 72. we'll have the full forecast coming up. gianna has the driving conditions. >> starting to see more cars at
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the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights still off, but busy at the pay gates. accident on the eastshore freeway and a new one near 580 and 238. that's coming up in a few minutes but back to you for now. crews doused a two-alarm fire at a home in atherton. it started two hours ago on mount vernon lane. investigators believe it started in a bedroom and then spread to the attic. the san mateo county fire department says most of the damage is smoke and water related. no one was injured and still no word on a cause. a battle is brewing over where to put a new dog park in oakland. anne makovec explains that the dueling plans have neighbors snapping at each other and anne, it's amazing how passionate both sides get over this. >> reporter: oakland isn't a dog-friendly city. there are only five dog parks in the city and compare that to san francisco's 17 dog parks. so dog advocates have long been
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trying to get a dog park especially in the citycenter. behind me here is astro park here in oakland. it is at lakeshore and mcarthur boulevard and they are proposing a half acre fenced-in dog park here. right now as you can see from the sign here, no dogs are allowed in the park and that is a similar theme throughout several city parks. they have been working on the plan for 10 years, this fenced- in dog park. the commission gave preliminary approval for it in december but a lot of neighbors got upset about it. they were concerned that this green area was going to turn sort of brown and obviously have more commotion, noise. they are concerned that it would ruin the neighborhood so those neighbors came one their own plan coming up with a dog park at the old police horse stables. that's near children's fairyland here in oakland. it's near an oak grove. it's out of view but dog enthusiasts say that would be more difficult to get to. plus it took so long for them to come up with this plan, 10
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years, they are afraid starting with a new plan will make the dog park very far away. now, the cost is about the same. here's a look at the numbers. around $35,000 to $40,000 for each location. they would need a fence, concrete perimeter with landscaping, wood chips of course and some very deep trash cans to hide the things that of course come along with having dogs around. most the dog park activities are run though by volunteers. so the cost to the city isn't huge but the controversy is certainly. so the parks decision will for one, both or neither of the plans. >> thank you, anne makovec. the one known victim from the fishing boat that sank 10 days ago will be laid to rest today. our anser hassan is in san francisco where we understand the services are planned later this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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we are in front of glad tidings church at san francisco where at 11 a.m. leslie yee will be laid to rest. he is the one confirmed fatality from last week's boating accident. the deadly fishing accident that happened off the coast of mexico. mr. yee was a san francisco native. he served in the u.s. army until 1971, and then he spent 37 years at the "san francisco chronicle" newspaper as a manager of transportation. his body was found shortly after the accident but seven men all from northern california are still missing. their 115-foot boat the erik sank minutes after a violent thunderstorm capsized the boat. all passengers and crew were tossed into the sea of cortez. the u.s. coast guard called off the search on tuesday, nine days after the accident. the mexican authorities usually call off their search and rescue mission four days after an incident. that, however, has family members of the missing fishermen frustrated and
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disappointed. they want closure to the horrific accident saying the only way to do so is to bring home the family members. >> we are not going away. and we're not giving up and we will continue to press this request until we actually receive satisfaction. and the ultimate goal is to bring our family members home. >> reporter: now, this group has been going on the fishing trip for the past 25 years. tight bunch of guys, very close- knit. so obviously it will be a very difficult and emotional ceremony for them later this morning. elizabeth? >> okay, anser hassan in san francisco, thank you. a bay area tourist is dead after being swept into the ocean off the coast of hawaii. authorities say paul finished climbing a rocky seaside cliff in puna when a wave crashed on him on sunday. paramedics found the 22-year- old in the water and performed cpr on him. he died later at the hospital. and the search in maui is now over for a missing san anselmo man.
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44-year-old david potts is feared dead after disappearing into a blow hole. firefighters say that a wave knocked him into the hole on saturday. potts was visiting maui with his wife and child. new video violence a glimpse into the twisted mind of the man who kidnapped jaycee dugard and held her hostage in an antioch backyard for 18 years. prosecutors say the couple spied on kids before and even after the kidnapping. ♪ [ music ] >> got me real good? >> yes! i can see you really good! ♪ [ music ] >> the couple fooled people into thinking that nancy garrido was filming her husband phillip singing instead of the little girls that were actually behind him. she also shot video of a parole agent touring her house oblivious that jaycee dugard was being held captive. >> i don't understand. i'm doing everything i'm supposed to do. >> i know it. >> last month the judge sentenced phillip garrido to
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life behind bars. his wife was sentenced to 36 years to life. jaycee dugard's memoir went on sale yesterday and it is already at the top of amazon's best-seller list. if you are looking for sunshine, i guess you should head east, south. don't stay in the city. >> exactly. especially the coastline today. drizzle there this morning and cloud cover. in fact, those low clouds are even inland this morning not just at the coast and bayshore stretching as far as the sacramento valley actually. so cloudy start to the morning. and temperatures this morning in the 50s for the most part, high 50s. 58 vallejo and oakland, 59 fremont, 60 the high now in san jose and 57 right now in santa rosa in san rafael. highs for this afternoon simple floor what we saw yesterday, a little bit of a repeat in the 60s along the bay shores, 70s inland and cool mid-50s at the coast. a full look at your extended forecast is coming up. but over to gianna now with a look at the roads. >> and traffic is starting to
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stack up through the altamont pass. let's go to one of our maps now where you can see at least an extra 10 minutes now for your ride. 25 minutes now to go westbound 580 from the altamont pass to 680, gets a little busy approaching the dublin interchange. over to castro valley, new york 238 at 580 fender-bender on the shoulder, slight delays approaching the area. 880 and 580 not bad. east 80 at magazine street everything cleared out of the road on the right shoulder and everything clear along the eastshore freeway. looking good all the way down at least from the carquinez bridge to the maze. antioch not the case. slow and go westbound loveridge -- or hillcrest to loveridge, rather, typical this time of the morning. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. adding insult to injury. why one csu president is getting a big pay raise while another tuition hike was approved. >> plus, the check won't be in the mail. what president obama can't guarantee if the nation's debt limit isn't raised.
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raise the debt limit....or risk time is running out for congress. lawmakers have 20 days to figure out how to raise that debt limit or risk defaulting on loans for the first time. republicans and democrats are prepping for yet another round of talks this morning. meanwhile, the senate's top republican has proposed letting president obama raise the debt ceiling on his own if they can't reach a deal. the president told scott pelley that social security checks may be at risk. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going out on august 3? >> i cannot guarantee that those checks go out on august 3 if we haven't resolved this issue because there may not be the money in the coffers to do it. >> the president also said that he will not approve any short- term solutions. cal state is boosting tuition and salaries for one of
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its presidents. the board approved a 12% tuition hike yesterday. now, it takes effect this upcoming semester. the board also approved a $100,000 raise for the incoming san diego state president. csu defends the $400,000 compensation package saying the university needs to offer competitive salaries. uc students could have to pay more for classes. tomorrow the board of regents will consider a 9.6% fee hike. a similar hike was already approved in november. go to school or pay up. the new curfew targeting students and parents right here in the bay area. plus, it's a sophisticated theft operation busted in the east bay. how a good samaritan picked out the thieves. and pretty nice day to travel today if you are leaving sfo. a few low clouds and temperatures not going to get too warm only up to 63 today. very pleasant weather if you are heading to the south of us. los angeles topping out at 74 today. mostly sunny skies, although
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morning managed to douse a two- alarm fire at a house in atherton. investigators believe that it started in the bedroom and spread to the attic at the home on mount vernon lane. today the city of oakland parks officials will consider options for a proposed dog park. there has been a battle over two possible locations. park officials will choose one or no dog park at all. tsa says there have been 55,000 security breaches at airports in the u.s. since 2001. and about 15 minutes from now, a house subcommittee will hold a hearing on the security issues. it's a drizzly start to the morning, certainly if you are driving at the coast might need to turn on the windshield wipers. gray here in the city, as well. taking a live look outside. you can see where the game is going to be played later today, the soccer game, gray skies, no sunshine but there is hope for sun later on this afternoon. out the door, temperatures today sitting in the 50s and
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60s. cloudy start for everybody even in the inland locations. we are seeing that drizzle as i mentioned before as you are driving along the coast. this afternoon, inland sunshine, mid-70s. at the bay temperatures topping out in the low 60s. at the coast, keeping it cool all day with drizzle and breezy. so definitely head inland if you are looking for warmer more mild weather today. this is satellite showing us that cloud cover that's not only sitting along the coastline and sitting here around the bay but pushing inland as far as sacramento today. cloud cover once again an issue today as it's been for the last several days. and just like the last several days, cool conditions and that breeze along the coastline that's because this low is passing through and as it does, there is warmer weather in sight but for today have to deal with cooler temperatures. 70 in milpitas, 71 sunnyvale as a high, 69 los altos, 68 in redwood city, 54 for daly city and 66 in union city. antioch topping out a 75.
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63 hayward. 60 alameda. 65 stinson beach. breezy there, as well. 68 san rafael. 73 fairfield. so these cool conditions continuing over the next couple of days and then we start to warm up for our weekend and then we really start to warm up for next week. that's a look at the forecast. over to gianna with a look at traffic. >> thank you, kristy. all right. we are going to head to the eastshore freeway, where we are starting to see some slightly slower speeds. 39 miles per hour as you work your way westbound, berkeley, emeryville approaching the bay bridge. i just checked in with the bridge crews. no metering lights yet but we are seeing traffic stack up so that will probably change within the next few minutes. slow and go beyond the first overpass there so again those metering lights will probably be up in the next couple of minutes. over to the golden gate bridge, a little foggy and drizzle, kristy says. so limited visibility some spots especially along the peninsula and slick surfaces so use caution out and about. 101 out of marin county problem
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tree and all the roadwork in novato is cleared. if you are taking the san mateo bridge or you plan to, so far, so good. no delays right now both directions about 13 to 14 minutes between 880 and 101. things are clear along 880 approaching 92. we are still dealing with an accident northbound 238 right at 580. good news noninjury, minor fender-bender over to the right shoulder but as you can see here, a little bit of yellow on 580 so heads up. elsewhere 580 through the altamont pass, pretty typical but eased up a little bit, 20 minutes westbound 580 to the at a. break lotus approaching the dublin interchange. typical through antioch, westbound 4 slow and go from hillcrest loveridge. off the antioch bridge traffic sluggish there, as well. bart has 49 trainers on time. no delays muni, caltrain, problem-free. bart, ace, muni metro and caltrain all on time. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you.
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two men are under arrest after allegedly using bogus atm cards to steal money. they were arrested in pleasant hill after an atm customer noticed something suspicious. when officers caught up with them, they found thousands of dollars in cash along with thousands of cloned atm cards. >> the two men are held without bail and put on an immigration hold. concord city council has unanimously approved a daytime curfew for minors who should be in school. students found walking the streets between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on school days could be cited and their parents fined. beginning with $100 for the first offense and climbs to $500 for the fourth offense. >> it was bad. kids left when they wanted to. >> last year they put up fences so there were a lot of students popping them. >> some critics say the new law counsel fairly target the poor
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and even open the door to racial profiling. it will take effect next month. 6:21. chain restaurants are making a major move today. the changes you will see the next time you look at the menu. >> and it's touchdown for joe montana and a new hotel complex. we are reading your ideas on air on what it should be named. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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chains like burger king and i's, are announcing new, all right. it is 6:25. well, so much for drinking eight glasses of water a day in order to lose weight and stay healthy. a recent study says that the practice should actually be harmful -- could actually be harmful. the arm in the british medical journal says there is no clear evidence that drinking water helps your health. and to drink water when you're not thirsty can impair your concentration. well, hold the fries and pass the carrot sticks. beginning today, at least 15,000 restaurants at big chains like burger king and chilis are announcing new healthy menus for kid. they will focus on more servings of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains as well as low fat dairy. those items will have less fat, sugar and sodium. team usa is playing france
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in just about 2.5 hours from now in the semifinal game. the women's world cup of soccer, the ladies, the match to be played in germany. it can be seen in bay area sports bars and at least one very big public display and that would be at the civic center plaza in san francisco. you are looking live, where you will find that public viewing. and if you want to check it out, the game starts at 8:30. >> they are supposed to win so we hope it happens. it is a victory for former 49er joe montana. last night he won the right to negotiate for his plan to build a hotel complex across from the new 49ers stadium in santa clara. the city council gave montana's company the exclusive negotiating agreement for a year. cbs 5 viewers on facebook have been weighing in. they are sharing their ideas on what to name the hotel.
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they include hotel montana's folly. the rush inn and the last suggestion is the montana cabana. >> i like that. very clever. >> i think that's the best one so far. so if they are going to take our view on it montana cabana. >> what if it will have a football theme. i think so. 6:27. coming up, tragedy in paradise. how a sunnyvale man was swept out to sea while vacationing in hawaii. >> plus, his run-in with police gained national attention in 1991. rodney king is back in the headlines. >> there is a doggone controversy in oakland today about dog parks. the parks commission has a big decision to make. we'll break it down for coming up next. as one man is laid to rest from last week's deadly accident off the coast of mexico, family members of other missing men are putting pressure on the u.s. government to do more. we have those details in a live report. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪call 1-800-steemer. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good wednesday morning. it's july 13. i'm grace lee. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. frank has the morning off. time now is 6:30. let's start with a quick look at traffic and weather.
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first to kristy seifkin. good morning. >> good morning. pretty mild out there right now. temperatures similar to yesterday in the 50s and 60s. 57 in san rafael, same story for napa, 58 in concord and fairfield and 60 in san jose. warming it up later on this afternoon. i'll tell you how hot we'll get in just a bit but over to gianna with a look at traffic. >> thank you, kristy. and as suspected they turned the metering lights on at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic really starting to get busy. looks like a pretty decent backup there. sluggish across the incline at the upper deck. more coming up. back to you guys. hundreds of neighbors in oakland are barking at each other over a dog park. our anne makovec is at lake merritt to explain these dueling plans. i guess people get passionate about their pooches. >> reporter: that's right. we could go on and on with cheesy comments. we're talking about a dog eat dog competition and what not. bottom line is the park here behind me east of lake merritt has been in the works to become
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a dog park for about 10 years. it's a grassy area but they would be putting a fence up and a lot of neighbors are not happy about that. but look over here. the signs saying no dogs allowed in the park, that is a sign that you see time and time again in oakland because it's not really a dog friendly city. only has five dog parks now compared to san francisco's 17 dog parks. so all right. this proposal at astro park here is proposed to be called the lakeview dog play area, a half acre fenced-in dog park. the parks commission already gave preliminary approval to this park back in december but then a lot of upset comments from neighbors saying it is going to ruin the neighborhood. so they have proposed an alternative, a dog park at the old police horse stables. that's near children's fairyland in an oak grove hidden from view. but the people have worked so hard on the proposed site here saying it's just going to take forever for that to come to fruition. so dogs are banned in the
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meantime in both areas. and this is what it would take to turn one of them into a dog park. it would cost about $35,000 to $40,000 for either site. the city would need to put in a fence, some concrete perimeter, landscaping, wood chips and some very deep trash cans to hide all the nasty things that come along with dogs. most of the park would be run by volunteers. so the park commission today is going to decide whether it wants to continue on with the park here, if it wants to explore the other sight or if it wants to scrap both ideas completely. their meeting starts at 4:30. >> a canine controversy. all right. >> reporter: yeah. see? we're full of 'em. >> i know. it's awful. anne makovec live for us this morning in oakland. thank you. funeral services are being held today for a man who died on a fishing trip to mexico. anser hassan is in san francisco, where leslie yee
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will be remembered. good morning, anser. >> reporter: good morning. it has been a long week for all the families involved in last week's boating accident off the coast of mexico. for yee family, final there is some closure. leslie yee is the one confirmed fatality from last week's accident. his body was returned to the u.s. last friday. he will be laid to rest today here in san francisco. mr. yee was a san francisco native growing up and going to school in the city. served in the u.s. military until 1971. and then he worked 37 years at the "chronicle" newspaper. his family says he was very active in the community, volunteering for various programs involving asian- american youth. yee was one of the fishermen on board the erik, the boat that capsized in a violent thunderstorm off the coast of mexico last sunday. all 27 passengers and crew were tossed into the sea of cortez. 7 men are still missing but the mexican authorities and u.s. coast guard have called off the search. that has family of the missing
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men frustrated. they want the search to continue. and they are upset that the u.s. department of defense rejected a request from the mexican officials for some assistance. >> the capabilities necessary to perform this sort of dive were very limited, and that the capabilities were not available for the dive so therefore they rejected it. >> reporter: now, the family says they are not giving up and they will continue to pressure the u.s. government do more. now, as for the funeral services, you know, this trip has been going on for the past 25 years. these men have been very close- knit and become very good friends. all the men who survived who returned to the u.s. will all be in attendance today here at the funeral service at 11 a.m. >> i'm sure they will have plenty of stories to share about leslie yee. anser hassan in san francisco, thank you. a bay area tourist is dead while vacationing in hawaii. a wave knocked over a man from sunnyvale and pulled him right into the ocean. authorities say the 22-year-old
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man was standing on a seaside cliff in puna when a wave crashed on him on sunday. paramedics found him in the water and performed cpr on him. he died at the hospital. let's check traffic and weather. even if it is a little gloomy... >> it is a little gloomy, that's a good way to describe it, grace. but we will see some sunshine later on today. right now not seeing that. roof cam shows drizzle this morning even continuing into the afternoon along the coast. oh, what is that? you will have to use windshield wipers this morning. in other parts of the bay area, foggy even inland. along the coast, bay shores, inland, as well. and significantly far from where we should be more time of the year temperature-wise. look at this range, the spread, in terms of the differences from where we should be to where we are today, between 8 and 16 degrees below average for this time year. so definitely on the cool side. but we are going to start to warm up. and i'll tell you when in just a bit. but over to gianna now with a
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look at traffic. >> thank you. really quick i want to let you know about a traffic alert along highway 12 near brannan island. one-way traffic control is in effect for a fatal accident through there for about 4 hours. they will have the roadway shut down and only one-way traffic control through there. i'll get more information on that coming up but right now closer to home heading to the south bay, not a bad drive at all. northbound 280 actually problem- free through downtown san jose. north 101 we are starting to see some slight delays working your way towards alum rock and mckee. of course business as usual at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on. you're backed up at least west ground at this point. 20 minutes off the carquinez bridge to the maze. and it's sluggish across the upper deck into san francisco. that's a look at your morning drive. back to you. >> thank you. a fundraiser is planned in san francisco this evening for two uc-berkeley alumni who are detained in iran. shane bauer and josh fattal have been in custody since july of 2009. iran accuses them of espionage and entering the country
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illegally. they face trial july 31. now, they contend that they accidentally crossed the border while hiking. sarah shourd was allowed back to the u.s. because of health reasons. today's fundraiser will go toward their legal costs. a san francisco city leaders is hoping to dismiss the case against a man who refused to pull up his baggy pants on a plane. about 70 people demanded that the case be dropped against deshon marman who was arrested last month at sfo. they protested outside of city hall yesterday. a supervisor told the crowd she will also seek a formal apology from u.s. airways. and rodney king is back in the news today. he is accused of driving under the influence in riverside county. deputies say that they pulled him over in ma rain no valley yesterday after he -- moreno valley yesterday after he broke several traffic rules. in 1991 his videotaped beating by los angeles police officers
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incited riots. since then he has had several brushes with the law. recently he even appeared on the show celebrity rehab in an attempt to overcome his alcohol problem. the plan for california's new train, off track. what's causing the delay. >> plus, the u.s. women are now one win away from the finals. how you can watch today's exciting world cup soccer match for free. and the market opened just about nine minutes ago. let's check the early numbers. and oh, nice change today. we are up. the dow is up 75. and green across the boards. we'll get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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space station. fresh supplis are being moved in and you're looking live at the international space station. astronauts are busy today because it's moving day. they are moving fresh supplies in from the container that they just got. and they are discarding their trash, doing a little change here. this is the last mission they will have. it's 13 days long. so pretty cool stuff there. well, a new debate has slammed the brakes on california's high-speed rail project. and kcbs radio's matt bigler joins us live on the phone now
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with the debate over track. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning. yeah. the head of the high-speed rail project is slamming on the brakes for bullet train planning on the peninsula the ceo saying he wants to find out first whether they are building the line or four or two tracks as many peninsula residents have been calling for to minimize the impact of high- speed rail on their neighborhoods. we talked to transportation expert and former high-speed rail board member rod diridon earlier this year about this and he said the two track alternative is a pretty good idea at least in the short term. >> i think eventually you have to have access between san jose and san francisco to allow maximum transportation. but interim i think it's a good idea. we don't have the money to build the ultimate system right away anyway. >> reporter: the two-track system could save the state $4 billion when the official have less than a third of the funding needed to build the $43
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billion project. the high-speed rail authority meets thursday to talk about all this and they are also deciding whether to extend the first leg of the system from the central valley to southern california or here to san jose stow could soon be a battle of san jose versus l.a. to see who gets the bullet trains first. i'm matt bigler live in san jose for cbs 5. thank you, matt from kcbs radio. another gray start to the day. cloud cover throughout the bay area. and it's a little west depending where you are. you can see fog and the sun is up, there is hope in sight in terms of sunshine later on today but for this morning, as you make your way out the door, temperatures in the 50s for the most part, cloudy start all over the bay area. and maybe turning on those windshield wipers along the coast today. by this afternoon, inland spots are going to see some sunshine, mild temperatures there, only making it to the mid-70s. around the bay keeping temperatures in the low 60s and we will get some clearing
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there, mix of sun and clouds, and then the coast will continue to see that drizzle and it will be breezy out there. so make sure to take a jacket. you will need to stay warm throughout the bay area today but definitely at the coast. satellite showing us that cloud cover that's stretching from the coast through the bay pushing all the way to the inland locations. that's causing room iny skies that we are seeing right now. it's this low that's passing us now that's bringing cool conditions and those breezy conditions. as soon as that slides by, we will see some warmer weather but for today, temperatures are going to look like this. 70s the high in milpitas. 71 for sunnyvale and santa clara. 72 for san jose and for los gatos. over in the east bay topping out at 76 in brentwood. 69 for danville. livermore to 70 today. 64 alameda. same story for richmond and 72 in concord. up into the north bay similar temperatures here not a lot of mix. 68 for san rafael. 63 for mill valley. 71 high for petaluma and for sonoma and 73 as a high in fairfield. so extended forecast showing us we are seeing similar conditions for the next couple
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of days and then we start to warm up for your weekend and we really start to warm up more for the start of your next workweek. so there is hope in sight. just hang in there. that's your forecast. over to gianna with traffic. >> thank you. i have more information on this traffic alert along highway 12. this is right at the county line so it's going to cause a problem for people traveling towards stockton area or sacramento highway 12 near brannan island. one-way traffic in effect for an overturned big rig with a fatal. so that's going to take time to clear for the investigation. they are saying at least 10:30 until these lanes will re-open. one-way traffic control so a big backup through there. so heads up. altamont pass seeing a big backup as well westbound 580, 29 minutes from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. so almost half hour there. eastshore freeway slight delays westbound through berkeley and emeryville and, of course, once you hit the pay gates, traffic really stacks up. we are backed up there. slow coming off 880. not too bad though as you pass
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the coliseum. south 880 holding steady into hayward, no delays. in fact, 880 towards milpitas looking good. golden gate bridge a little foggy, limited visibility in some spots. some drizzle as well kristy talked about. so slick surfaces, use caution on the roads. 101 through marin county though problem-free. over to the san mateo bridge where traffic actually is light, not bad. both directions clear between hayward and foster city. you're looking good along 101 through the peninsula as well as 880 in that area. antioch business as usual westbound slow and go between hillcrest and loveridge. you will see brakes approaching the pittsburg area. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. the head of the fed talks about america's debt limit in just a few minutes on capitol hill. >> with more on that here's jason brooks with kcbs and good morning. >> good morning. fed chairman ben bernanke going before the house financial services committee in just a
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little while. two things will happen. he will press congress to get a deal done on raising the nation's debt ceiling. otherwise, the nation could face a calamitous economic crisis. the other thing is, they are going to be grilling bernanke on monetary policy. there is a lot of uncertainty from the fed governors on the employment situation and as well as where inflation is headed. some fed members even hinting that we might need a third round of quantitative easing if the job market does not improve quickly enough. electronic arts getting more into social gaming. it's buying pop cap games out of seattle for about $750 million when you include debt as part of the purchase. pop cap behind popular series like bejeweled and zombies versus plant. and social gaming is really growing. mpd group just issued a report saying that in the 1st quarter of this year, social type games, games that are downloaded on mobile phones,
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things like that, $1.85 billion in revenue compared to $2 billion in revenue for traditional gaming like on pcs and game consoles and electronic arts moving more in that direction. stock market running off a three-session losing streak. so far this morning, off to a decent start. we'll see if it can hang on. a lot depends on what bernanke says to congress today. the dow though up 80. nasdaq up 23. s&p up by 8. >> good to see the green. >> reporter: absolutely. >> jason brooks with kcbs and thank you. in less than two hours from now team usa is taking on france in the semifinals of the women's world cup of soccer. the match is in germany but can be seen in bay area sports bars and one big public display, as well. and for more on that we are joined by phil ginsburg of the san francisco recreation and parks department. good morning. >> good morning. it is a beautiful day for
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soccer. >> yeah. a little gloomy out there but we know the sunshine is going to come out when the fans get there. this is really going to be a soccer smorgasbord, right? there's a lot of stuff going on out there. >> yeah. we have a full action-packed day today. we have u.s. versus france this morning starting at 9 a.m. and then we have sweden playing japan around 11:45 and we are going to have soccer clinics for kids, bounce houses, food and hot coffee for grownups. it's going to be great. then we are doing it again on sunday for the final, too. >> i want to make sure we clarify. this is at civic center plaza where you are right now. >> we are at civic center plaza, that's right, 9 a.m. >> and this is a really big game. if you haven't been watching, the women had a huge upset over brazil on sunday and abbey womback had an amazing header and the shootout that's exciting on a world cup game. >> are you a fan?
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>> i know, i know. we are hoping today's game will be better and the u.s. will really triumph over the french team, right, phil? >> you betcha. we are rooting for usa. sunday's game against brazil may have been one of the most exciting soccer matches in u.s. history. and it's a great celebration of women's sports. and we are happy to be out here and we are going to be rooting for the home team. >> that's great. >> hopefully you will get good crowds and good news out of city hall. so thank you, phil ginsburg, of the san francisco recreation and parks department for joining thus morning. >> thank you. go, usa! >> he is really excited, too, about this. all right. let's take a look at what's coming up on "the early show." erica hill joins from us new york. good morning. >> good morning. how could you not be excited about that match coming up later today? >> i know. >> i'm right there with you. [ laughter ] this morning at the top of the hour we are going to look at security concerns at the nation's airports. there is a report out this morning says that tens of thousands of security breaches have occurred in the past
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decade in spite of the billions spent on security. so on capitol hill this morning, there will be hearings beginning with one congressman who calls the tsa a real mess. ouch. plus, important facts that folks across this country millions of americans depend on every month, social security, veterans and disability checks may not go out next month. the president told scott pelley in an interview. scott is here to share more on that interview with the president to learn more where the things stand with the negotiations over the debt. >> and an american hero his story this morning. an army man who received the medal of honor to save soldiers in afghanistan. just the second living recipient. to call him a hero is an understatement. he has an incredible story. embarking on his 8th tour of duty. so quite a guy. >> quite a guy.
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i know this is off topic, great cameo on the good wife. >> loved t my mom i think was the most excited. [ laughter ] >> they always are. [ laughter ] >> always. thank you for joining us today, erica hill. stay tuned for "the early show" that starts at 7:00. 6:53. college students get another rate hike as the campus president gets a huge raise. >> and a pooch playground in the east bay draws howls. why some pet owners are snapping and snarling over all these proposed plans. ,, closed captioning of eyewitness news is brought to you by shreve & co. jewelers, a san francisco original. ,,,,
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to make a green area brown and obviously cause more traffic and noise around the area. so they have proposed a different site, at the old police horse stables near children's fairyland. that's kind of in an old oak grove. it's more out of view. the dog park proponents say this will take forever for that to come to fruition because it's taken 10 years for them to get this plan this far. here's what they are looking at doing. it would be a cost of up to $40,000, needing to install a fence, concrete perimeter, landscaping, wood chips and deep trash cans to hide what comes with dogs. it would be the same cost either location. but they just need to figure out which one is the best one and/or if either of them should be going forward. check out this sign here at this intersection, no dogs allowed in park. leashed or otherwise. and that is a familiar theme that we see in oakland. it's not the most dog-friendly city in the bay area.
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it only has five dog parks right now compared to san francisco's 17. the commission taking this up today at 4:30. >> we'll continue to watch t- mac mac live this morning in oakland. thank you. -- we'll continue to watch it. anne makovec, live this morning in oakland, thank you. cal state is raising tuition and a president salary. the board approved a 12% tuition hike yesterday, for this fall semester. the board approved a $100,000 raise for the incoming san diego state president. csu is depending it for competitive salaries. we'll have one more quick check of traffic but first to our weather and i guess no sunshine in store for us. >> at least not right now. you know, it's going to come out later inland. cool today and we will continue with that cooling trend over the next several days. sunshine in those inland locations and a little bit of sunshine around the bay, too, mix of sun and clouds.
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coast overcast with drizzle for the next several days warming up by this weekend and next week, warming up even more. a beautiful reminder of what it looks like when we have sunshine, here's a shot from a viewer. this is the disney cruise ship under the golden gate bridge. send us your photos to that's the weather. let's go to gianna with a look at traffic. >> thank you. we are getting word from our radio partners the new accident east 80 at 7th street blocking lanes. may cause a few delays there. elsewhere through -- the central freeway some delays, as well. just a little sluggish in that area maybe due to that accident right at 7th street. heading to the bay bridge, it's slow and go. we are seeing a bit of a backup, not too bad off the eastshore freeway. 22 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. back to you. >> thank you. and if you are just waking up, don't forget to cheer on e
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